10 May 2011
Swings and roundabouts
In the world of non-knitters, I can knit, but, in the world of knitters I am a novice. Maybe this year is the year I branch out from baby blankets in stockinette and garter stitch. Craig gave me this book several years ago but I found many of the yarns and colours used off-putting. The patterns that I liked used circular needles and that seemed daunting.
I just love this little swing jacket (in malabrigo bergamota). The pattern calls for an i-cord tie at the neck which I did away with, preferring a press stud and button. I also discovered about halfway through the knitting that I had inadvertently used 5.5mm needles instead of the 5mm called for, which means it is rather more 'swingy' than perhaps intended. Ah well, it's a learning year.